Swim with sharks? The Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, makes it possible. The hotel’s massive pool and waterslide cut through the property’s 200,000-gallon shark-infested aquarium. A trip to ‘The Tank’ is free for hotel guests and up to $40/person per day for visitors to the property. Score one of the stellar …
What is an aquarium?
An aquarium is a collection of tanks containing aquatic wildlife.
So, this is where you go to see fish, dolphins, sharks, and the like. They provide opportunities all over the world to see your favorite water-based animals in real life. This section will also include open-water opportunities such as:
- whale watching in Oregon
- and caring for manitees in Puerto Rico.
It typically will not include fishing excursions. However, the listings include tourist sites. These might differ greatly from official settings. Even official sites outside the U.S. have a different set of standards for animal treatment.
In the United States, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums regulate how animals are procured, kept and cared for while at a facility. Only members of the association have to follow the guidelines. This is one reason there are so many complaints against privately-owned and run facilities, like those at SeaWorld.
Conditions can change over time, as well, so be assured we wouldn’t list a facility we knew were in serious violation of animal rights, but we also don’t have the means to continually monitor them. We rely on our readers to let us know about major problems.
Feel free to contact us with your concerns. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the internet, we might not feel comfortable removing a listing based on online complaints. We might add an advisory instead. We hope you understand.
Be sure to stop by this section if you’re looking for a cool new aquarium to visit on your trip.